By Jon Gaffney
on 3.9.10

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Based on a Rolex Submariner LV, Project X Designs heavily modified it to be what amounts to an authentic homage to the esteemed Sub Ref 6538. For those of you not geeked out by Subs, the 6538 is the model Sub that Sean Connery wore as James Bond, and one of the most sought after Rolex’s. The PXD SS1 honors the tradition of the 6538, while improving upon it in my opinion. Utilizing the LV model gets you a maxi dial with larger than normal hour markers (great for a true tool watch). Project X Designs then shaved off the crown guards which is a defining feature of the 6538 Sub. The cyclops on the date was ditched and PXD’s green “X” logo was added to the dial. Lastly the bezel, green on LV Subs, was exchanged for a black one.

What you get is my new grail watch. I’ve always had a real desire to own a Submariner. They’re understated and classic, but incredibly functional. They are however somewhat ubiquitous, which tends to be turn off to me. The PXD SS1’s subtle yet distinct modifications launch it to the top of my watch list. Coming on a NATO Strap (my favorite for watches) doesn’t hurt either. Seeing as only 24 were made, and they’re long gone, I’ll probably have to utilize Project X Designs bespoke service…someday.

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